Nurturing freedom

I know many of you are enjoying a long holiday weekend, so I promise this will be short. Be prepared to engage your senses. Close your eyes and imagine one of the following: Your first dorm room or apartment Walking on a beach on a warm sunny day Riding on a motorcycle or in a […]

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Work relationships need more than a nod across the table

Workplaces are a microcosm of connection, conversation, and conflict. In other words, they are a place where relationships happen. Yet many leaders don’t intentionally develop the relationships that are key to their success. If you peek behind the curtain of leaders who fail, you might find that breakdowns happen because they haven’t deliberately established healthy, […]

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The day you won’t need a 360

I once had a manager who talked behind my back. Although I was a good (or even better than good) employee, she wasn’t willing to give me feedback directly. Even when I asked for it!  I knew (and told her I knew) that she was talking to others about her dissatisfaction with something I did. […]

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Leadership IS personal

Robert was well known as an executive who would go ballistic for the smallest of transgressions by others. He seemed to take everything personally, and often blamed the messenger who reluctantly carried any bad news into his office. I often heard him yelling and swearing so loudly at someone that you could hear every word […]

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